Friday, November 28, 2008


So Edith has been "talking" for some time now. She has convinced me that her vocabulary has increased in the past couple of days. She has a limited amount of phonemes at her disposal. So here are the words that she says that I can remember. The actual pronunciation in parenthesis.

I am just happy she said "Mama" before "shoes" unlike my other little lady.

old words:
Mama (mama)
more (ma)
nurse (na)
Mabel (bull)
ball (ba)
book (bo)
bottle (baba)

new words:
Grampa (bapa)
popcorn (papa)
banana (nana)

Thanksgiving and Family Pictures

We had a peaceful Thanksgiving at my parents yesterday along with my mom's good friend Sheila. Edith packed away an amazing amount of squash and pie. I was pleased that my cornbread and cranberry stuffing came out well because I am always skeptical of magazine recipes. I thought it would be a good opportunity to get a good family picture. Seeing the results I like Brian's idea of each of us posing separately and then photoshopping to get a group pose. Check out these fabulous shots not to be seen on any Christmas cards.

First Simile

I am always noticing particular words or phrases that Addie adds to her vocabulary. Today she was practicing "wide", "fritatta" (guess what we had for dinner), and "oohh, man"(apparently I say this phrase frequently). She also told me "Mom, you were as quiet as a mouse when you put Edith for her nap and I was upstairs." I thought, "cool her first simile." I guess I am a nerd.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Camel Songs and Evil Laughs

Today we were happily singing "Head Shoulders Knees and Toes" in the car. Addie requested that we sing it faster and then real slow. Then she said "lets sing it like a camel." Well I told her I didn't know how camels sing and she would have to teach me how. She then sang the song like a camel which is half normal and half with weird made up words. So now you know what to do if someone asks you to sing like a camel.

Edith is in the wonderful stage of laughter. If she hears anyone laughing she laughs. Brian likes to give a hearty evil laugh. Edith echoes this laugh. Then both Brian and I laugh for real because there isn't much funnier than a baby doing an evil cackle.

Last week we helped celebrate my sister's birthday by eating chocolate mousse. Yummy. Here she is being cheesy because my camera was too slow to get her blowing out her candles for real. Addie was really ogling her presents.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Little Helper and Big Walker

So I decided that I should unpack another box or two. I chose the box labelled crayons. As I was taking things out I noticed a cup. It was one of Addie's snack cups snuggled in neatly in with the crayons. The funny thing is that there was still a snack in it, oyster crackers. Apparently I had a little helper while I was packing up this box.

Edith is officially walking. Really walking. She can circle the room, start, stop, bend over and pick things up and other amazing feats. It is so much fun to watch her and even more fun to catch her when she comes toddling up for a hug.

Monday, November 10, 2008

More Ice Cream

Addie absolutely loves ice cream. She frequently asks for it for every meal. I got a Ben and Jerry's ice cream cookbook for my birthday. Addie has had me read from it as "stories" and this morning we finally got to make some. Afterall there isn't much else to do at 6:30 in the morning.

We enjoyed the fruits of our labor after lunch, Heath Bar Crunch. Addie loved it so much she ate with two spoons at once!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Happy Birthday Adelaide

Happy 3rd Birthday Adelaide

Addie will proudly tell you she is three years old. She started her day off with ice cream for breakfast, because her Great Aunt Lynn told her you get ice cream for breaskfast on your birthday. Then she went to gymnastics with Grandma. After a nap and swimming with her cousins she came home for her birthday dinner of macaroni and cheese and broccoli. After an ice cream cake she was ready for bed. An exhausting day especially with the time change.